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uk   /ˈrep.lɪ.keɪt/  us   /ˈrep.lɪ.keɪt/
[T] formal to make or do something again in exactly the same way: Researchers tried many times to replicate the original experiment.
[I or T] specialized biology, computing If organisms and genetic or other structures replicate, they make exact copies of themselves: Chromosomes replicate before cells divide and multiply. Computer viruses replicate themselves and are passed along from user to user.
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌrep.lɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌrep.ləˈkeɪ.ʃən/ formal
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replicateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈrep·lɪˌkeɪt/
to copy or repeat something: [T] Researchers tried to replicate the original experiment.
biology To replicate an organism, cell, or DNA means to produce an exact copy of it.
noun [C]  /ˌrep·ləˈkeɪ·ʃən/
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